- a female given name: from an Old English word meaning “elf.”
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Examples from the Web for elva
The door opened and Wynnette and Elva came in in their nightdresses.Her Mother's Secret
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Her days were gane,” said Elva; “and where were the daughters?Witch Stories
E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
When he had left Elva Barrett behind he had let go the strongest cable of hope.
And I know your heart so well, Elva, that I leave it all to you.
If he had even glanced at Elva Barrett no bystander could have detected that glance.